Monday, May 4, 2009

Tea for Grandma

Hi friends,
Today I'm sharing the teapot box I made for my grandma's birthday. She's a tea drinker-every night before bed. It is made with MTT "Get a handle on it." Once I saw Lauren's fabulous creation I knew I HAD TO make one for my grandma. She turned 82 years old and she keeps saying she doesn't want anymore "stuff." She loves my crafts & every time I make something for her, she always gushes over it. (I guess that's what grandmas do & why they're the "bestest"!) Anyhoo, here it is:

Front & Side view: I punched a butterfly
out of vellum the same color as the printed butterfly for dimension. I also created a 3-D spout where another butterfly is flying from.
Here's a closer look at the spout I created

Here's the inside-full of assorted tea. They match the colors of the box -I didn't plan that :)
And Finally, here's the back (the only thing I stamped on the whole project).
The paper is soooo beautiful, I let it do all of the work. The ribbon is made up of 2 scraps I tied individually so they look like one long ribbon. (you know me & my scraps- I hardly ever throw anything away!)

If you'd like to make one for yourself, you can get the template called "Get a Handle on It" & the beautiful stamp set called "Tea for Two" at Papertrey Ink. Lauren's templates are super easy to work with, so if you haven't tried them I hope you give one a try. There are two free templates you can download there as well. To see what else I've created with MTTs, click here.

Oh, I almost forgot! Come back tomorrow & I'll show you the card I made that matches this project. I can't forget the card right? I'm off to get ready for another week of testing. Well, two more days actually-gotta go!

Today's project uses:
My Timeless Templates- "Get a Handle on it"
Stamps: Tea for two- Papertrey Ink
Paper: Bridgeport: Springside- sei, Pastel Vellum, white CS
Tools: Martha Stewart: Butterfly punch
Other: tea, wire, ribbon


  1. Absolutely gorgeous project! Fabulous paper!

  2. I love this Karli! I'm a tea-drinker like Grandma and would love to receive this as a gift! Great job with the challenge!

  3. This is so pretty Karli! Your Grandma will gush for sure...and they are the bestest aren't they? I love your custom spout and the paper is perfect for a boutique quality gift box. So glad you shared this :)

  4. Karli this is fabulous! Wow I just LOVE how you made this into a teapot. Your colors are wonderful and your photos are great with all your details. I'm sure your grandma really gushed over this gift!!! Thanks for playing the challenge and do come back!

  5. ooooohhhhhh SO pretty! Love your 'teapot' :) That paper is just declicious, and that little sproingy butterfly on the spout - genius. Bet your grandma was THRILLED with this beauty.

  6. That is gorgeous! Look at that spout! Love it. Super creative.


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